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Media Resource Center: eResources for Research

 Resources for Research 

Database resources are essential tools for research, allowing access to high quality sources such as ebooks, periodicals, journals and media not available on the web via search engines.  Features include tools for discovering materials and citation.  Also check resources available through your local public library.

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Access Information for eResources, Destiny & NoodleTools

eResources @ MMA Description for Merion Mercy Faculty, Staff & Students

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eBooks : For REFERENCE

MMA username and password may be required for downloads.  See Access Information.

Salem Press  Book Shelf 

includes: Literature; History; Math & Science; Genetics; Psychology & Mental Health
Video Introduction for Salem Press Researchers


Google Book Search

Google Books often includes a preview of the book.  A citation may be available or use the ISBN# in NoodleTools to cite a book.


Search Oxford Reference Online  


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*Your Works Cited will be easier to create with the help of your MMA NoodleTools account.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

eResource Databases Online

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Proquest's eLibrary provides over 1,700 full-text titles, 11,000+ Research Topics. General reference with editor-created content. Over 7 million photos, graphics, maps & websites.

Search Gale's Academic, General & News OneFile.  Select to include additional topic collections and ebooks to find periodicals.  Gale includes millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.
ProQuest K-12 is a periodical resource with databases across major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers, scholarly journals, periodicals and many other resources from around the world.
WorldBook is an online reference source-containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more from biography and news databases. With state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor- reviewed Web sites, and more. Access age-specific articles plus academic research material!
Science Reference Center (EBSCO) contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.
EBSCOHost EbscoHOST includes AP  Image Collection, Consumer Health, Explora, Science Reference Center & more Ebsco Collections, providing access to ebooks, encylopedias, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and educational materials.
Power Library

Power Library including Gale & EBSCO

World Library of Science

High School

Recommended General Database Collections

Gale High School Edition


From: Oxford University Press


  Free full-text articles (click links above)



Science research papers should be organized according to APA Guidelines:

 Merion Mercy APA Citation Guidelines may be found here.

View a Sample Paper in APA style here, courtesy of Purdue Online Writing Lab.

For more help, check the Purdue Owl weblink below. 

Safeguard against PLAGIARISM! 


Courtesy of Bainbridge State College ( Accessed October 23, 2015